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#61 cpotisch

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Posted 08 May 2018 - 11:34 AM

The 737 family is the world's most popular mainline commercial aircraft

I thought it's now the A320...


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Posted 08 May 2018 - 11:46 AM

The 737 family is the world's most popular mainline commercial aircraft

I thought it's now the A320...


What I mean is that the total number of B737 deliveries exceeds the total number of A320 deliveries. Either way the core point still stands. Unlike the extremely rare Concorde, if there were a critical flaw in the 737's design we should be seeing similar incidents and accidents all over the world by similarly aged/operated aircraft.
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Posted 08 May 2018 - 11:47 AM

 

The 737 family is the world's most popular mainline commercial aircraft

I thought it's now the A320...

 

By March of this year, a total of 8,074 A320 family planes have been built, while the 10,000th 737 family plane was delivered in March this year. So no, it will take the 320 family many years to catch up.


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Posted 08 May 2018 - 11:49 AM

define popular..... best selling family ever, easily the 737, best selling in its current iteration, the A320 neo has an edge over 737 max....



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Posted 08 May 2018 - 11:50 AM

Unlike the extremely rare Concorde, if there were a critical flaw in the 737's design we should be seeing similar incidents and accidents all over the world by similarly aged/operated aircraft.

 

Yeah. The Concorde flew 700 mph faster and 20,000 feet higher than the 737. Concorde's windows took orders of magnitude more punishment than that of any normal airliner. So it would be total overkill to put those windows on a normal plane.


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